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“What can I do, in my everyday life, to enhance and preserve the environment as well as conserve my quality of life?” PAMPLONA, Spain, 11th of October 2006 – This is the main question that inspired the Parisian Museum “Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie” for the CHANGER D’ÈRE (CHANGE OF AN ERA) exhibition. And the Spanish shoe brand El Naturalista proudly announces that the frog brand is one of very few consumer products that will be featured as an example of an environmentally friendly yet modern and stylish product. The exhibition starts on October 17th and will be opened for the public u ...


Top Ten Glamour Models

Lingerie Model Photography ( ) has published a list of the Top Ten Glamour Models of History: From Mae West to Cindy Crawford. To see the list of these glamour women, click here: Since the first photo was taken, photographers have been interested in photographing people. Glamour photography is different from other genres such as fashion photography in that it emphasizes the model rather than products, fashion or environment. Typically the sexuality of the model or the sensuality of the photo is emphasiz ...


New cultural attraction for Croatia and Zagreb coming in 2007

With the moving into the new Museum building planned for 2007, the Museum's permanent art collection will be presented to the public. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTIONS The process of forming the Museum collections was started immediately following the founding of the then City Contemporary Art Gallery in 1954, today's Museum of Contemporary Art. The largest part of the Museum's contemporary art collection consists of works by both Croatian and foreign authors created after 1950, while a smaller part is comprised of pieces dating back to the first half of the 20th c. and w ...


“International Singing Competition Festival City Passau” - Jubelee Year 2007

The 2007 International Singing Competition Festival City Passau is again to be presented in the historic venue of the Freudenhain Palace. During the past 10 years the competition has established an excellent reputation both among experts and the general public. It provides a highly valuable contribution to young artists on the path to a successful carrier, not only within the competition itself, but also in the annual concert presentationsd many differnet Master Classes. Competition jury again with KulturForum Europa The 2007 competition’s challenging theme: “Guiseppe Verdi and the German Op ...


Aero-Domains for Aviatin Sports

"We hope that the new policy introduced for this group, as well as the new simplified process of registration, will attract and encourage more users of this group. The aero-domain has already attracted a number of users from this segment of the community, and we hope to see many more join" " says Elena Vladkova, .aero Customer Liaison Specialist. It is now not only possible for aero aviation clubs to register aero-domains, but also for every single member. An URL with aviation content or member card of an aviation club is sufficient, to get the ID and Password by SITA, which e ...


French actor Georges du Fresne awarded with European Tolerance Award

In today's world, popular culture has reflected a change in society where, as Berliner puts it, "the gender cards are being re-dealt." But even as boundaries blur, and more difference is becoming acceptable and even celebrated, particularly in popular culture, the pitfalls of sexual identity for the individual -- and for children in particular -- are still deep. To focuss to the audience that there only little has changed and so much has to be changed in tolerance and acceptance of minorities French actor Georges Du Fresne had come to Gemany to open a photo-exhibition “GAY IN ...


The 18th “George Enescu” International Festival and Competition, Bucharest, September 2007

The Artistic Director of the Festival is Ioan Hollender, born in Romania, but long resident in Austria and now Director of the Vienna State Opera. This places him at the centre of the expanded European community and at the heart of Europe’s tradition of classical music. Suitably enough, the festival programme strikes a balance between asserting Romanian pride and identity – not least in the form of many works by Enescu – and welcoming music and performers from around the world, including many of today’s leading names. The opening gala, with the Orchestra of the Bucharest National Opera, fea ...


Art with Initials

Letter duos against a white background Each letter-pair exists only once – its portrait is a one-ofa-kind. Mart paints a letter pair from AA to ZZ on 676 30-by-30-centimeter, white-primed canvases – all in the same font and size. Internet users can order their selected letter pair in the colors, navy blue, midnight black, or Kashmir beige at Popular letters, higher price The prices for the pictures are not fixed; they develop dynamically. The more pictures sold and the more popular the letters, the higher the price. If a picture is sold, all other available pictures incre ...



NORAH JONES AT ISTANBUL JAZZ FESTIVAL One of the most popular female singers of our times, Norah Jones is coming to Turkey for the jazz festival right after releasing her latest album "Not Too Late." Jones will be on stage at the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre on the evening of August 1, Wednesday. A SPECIAL "EUROPEAN JAZZ CLUB" This year, the International Istanbul Jazz Festival introduces an important novelty: In the heart of Istanbul, a very special and unique venue will be converted into a jazz club! The garden of the French Cultural Center at the entrance to &#30 ...


Holidays with HoliGays to the Holy Land

Right after the ITB Berlin in March 2007, full of enthusiasm, Rami Gertler and David Levy, the HoliGays team started to enroll participants for the first gay promotional trip to Israel supported by the El Al branch in Germany and the Israeli Tourist Board in Berlin, and the Hotels (Dan, Prima and Top) which have shown in this process their belief in gay tourism to Israel, also to other parties such as restaurants, clubs, lecturers and all others who accompanied the group and contributed to its success. It was not that easy to convince potential partners for such a mission, but nothing could s ...


Mariana Nicolesco, a great voice of our time, brings Europe to Romania

Fascinated by the stage and the company, Cesare Siepi, Martina Arroyo, Grace Bumbry, she misses her replica: - Il Re (The King). She laughs, with her laugh that became legendary, and begs Visconti’s pardon. Not disturbed at all by the incident, the great director decides: - This girl should be on stage all the time. She is a presence. This presence will soon be applauded and get ovations all around the world: unpaired Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni or Elettra in Idomeneo by Mozart, Queen of belcanto in Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda and Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Mari ...


2007 Perspectives over the 18th edition of George Enescu International Festival

(by Alexandra Solea/PPS) During the 1st and the 23rd of September, Bucharest was the European capital of music, with the occasion of the 18th edition of “George Enescu” International Festival and Competition 2007. The concerts proposed to the wide public, covered a large stylistic palette beginning with the baroque music until the contemporary tendencies of Romanian and European music. The Festival has reunited the biggest names of the national and international musical scene: the ensembles “Hyperion”, “Profil”, “Archaeus”, “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the National Ope ...


Bolsen à la carte!

During last summer’s World Cup, his bombolsa football bag commemorating Germany’s World Cup victory in 1954 turned out to be a real bombshell. Now Monsieur Povel is getting ready for his next big coup with his rugby bags. Some will go for the rugbolsa in natural brown leather – all innocence and light – while others will prefer the blackbolsa, black as the darkest night. Either way, these designer bags will accompany their owners through thick and thin – protecting their treasures in the finest silk, guarding them with two stable zips and defending them with sturdy leather flaps. These beauti ...


New polish way of life - Kurt Fleckenstein in the Gallery Profil in Poznan

Four key parts of the exhibition are building the framework of the “modern” life. „Wolnosc“ (freedom) refers to the labour union „Solidarnosc“ and represents itself now through four beer brands that only differ in their brand designs. However, they all belong to the same internationally active company. Is the opportunity of choice between four beer brands the freedom the Solidarnosc-movement once had in mind? In a video, a car that had been crashed in an accident is shown in a modern car-wash from its front and back side in an infinite washing loop. Again and again the crashed car is washed a ...


„Minimum- Maximum“ in the Gallery BWA Lublin

The renowned gallery BWA in Lubin is the art center of concretism in Poland. With the exhibition “Minimum-Maximum” the gallery director Andrzej Bielawsk wants to demonstrate that the genre of minimal art by far has has not come to an end but that the art of “achieving a lot with little” still enjoys great popularity among visual arts. In the exhibition, opened on the 21st of May, the famous Polish artists of the respective genre Miroslaw Balka, Andrzej Bielawski and Ewa Zawadzka- Rykala are represented amongst others. Kurt Fleckenstein, the action- and installation artist who is living in Mann ...


PantherMedia photocommunity launches its English platform

Since launching its platform in 2004 with the combination of a photocommunity and a stock agency, PantherMedia has enjoyed great popularity and success in Germany’s stock photographer market. More than 15,000 ambitious and (semi-) professional photographers are registered. Since the start of January 2008, these photographers have been able to upload, comment and discuss their images with an international audience in English. Previously this was only possible in German. The addition of multiple languages in one common platform is currently unique for this kind of community, since these portals ...


SOS Sahel Partnership - Office of International Cooperation

The Office of International Cooperation and Development, having made the fight against poverty a priority area for intervention, chiefly carries out such action in two regions of the world: the Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, over 85 projects have been scheduled in 20 partner countries. In this respect, a partnership was set up in 2006 with the NGO SOS SAHEL to undertake joint programmes to enable access to drinking water and sanitation in Mali and Burkina Faso. For 30 years, SOS SAHEL has pursued the same goals as those of the Monegasque Cooperation: to combat desertificatio ...



Hosting more than 500 artists from Turkey and abroad, 3 symphony orchestras, this year’s festival will feature a total of 22 events, among them 8 chamber orchestra and 5 chamber music concerts, 3 instrumental recitals, 4 vocal recitals, and 1 Ottoman Baroque music concert. The festival venues this year include Topkapı Palace, the Süreyya Opera, the Archeological Museum, and the Bulgarian Church alongside the Hagia Eirene Museum. ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS AT THE FESTIVAL The festival will be inaugurated by a concert of the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, made up of prize-winning young musici ...


World-class photographic collection opens in May

The story of the „Museum der Photographie“ in Austria is quite unusual. For a period of 25 years Mr. Erwin Schwab, originally a goldsmith, collected historic photography on an international level. The result is a collection that spans from early Daguerrotypes to recent artistic photography. Thus it spans a period of more than 160 years. 100 000 photos, 10 000 photographic books and 1000 cameras are now the wealth of the small museum, founded by Mr. Schwab. One special aspect of the collection is that it incorporates examples of almost all photographic methods ever invented. Ambrotypes, W ...


Exhibition Minimum-Maximum - Kurt Fleckenstein in Lublin/Poland

BWA Gallery in Lubin is the art center of concretism in Poland. With the exhibition “Minimum-Maximum” the gallery director Andrzej Bielawsk wants to demonstrate that the genre of minimal art by far has has not come to an end but that the art of “achieving a lot with little” still enjoys great popularity among visual arts. Nine Artists have been invited to take part in the exhibition: Mirosław Bałka, Andrzej Bielawski, Jürgen Blum-Kwiatkowski, Paweł Dutkiewicz, Kurt Fleckenstein, Jerzy Kałucki, Mikołaj Smoczyński, Ewa Zawadzka, Tomasz Zawa ...


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